21st November 2019

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Can seizures cause you to lose your memory?

Neurologists even have a name for it: Transient Epileptic Amnesia (TEA). Anticonvulsants, the drugs used to treat epilepsy, reduce the severity and frequency of seizures, but they can also impair normal brain functions and cause memory problems. The reasons why are not totally clear.

Also know, do all seizures cause brain damage?

Epilepsy is not contagious and is not caused by mental illness or mental retardation. Sometimes severe seizure can cause brain damage, but most seizures do not seem to have a detrimental effect on the brain. Epilepsy has many possible causes, from illness to brain damage to abnormal brain development.

Can having a seizure affect your memory?

If you have focal seizures, the way your seizures can affect your memory will depend on where in the brain your seizures happen. The brain has two halves called hemispheres. The frontal lobe is important for prospective memory. Seizures in this area can cause problems remembering to do things in the future.
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